If you want to be able to really feel the bass from today's Blu-rays and UHD content, make your other speakers sound as good as possible and have the widest available options in terms of speaker size and placement, a subwoofer is just what the audio doctor ordered!
New W-Series models leverage new woofer and Quad Tweeter to deliver astonishing detail and clarity from a smaller, fully customizable form factor
Instead of getting lost in the weeds with the impedance spec, it's better to take a step back and look at the most important thing your receiver provides and your speakers need; power.
If you are on the hunt for a new sub, the most important things to keep in mind are your room size, that is to buy a sub that can fill your space, and to also purchase one that will give you the sound quality that you prefer.
The A/V receiver is the brains of your home theater system which means it's the most complicated piece of the puzzle. This article will guide you on how to use your receiver to set up your speakers for optimal performance.
The crosssover is truly where the "magic" of a speaker happens as it determines what each individual driver plays. It does this because speaker drivers need help. Lots of help. They play louder (are more "sensitive") at some frequencies than others
Here at Aperion Audio we've logged thousands of hours talking to our customers about their speakers and a good chunk of that time has been concerned with helping them sort out issues with their set ups.
The latest development in home theater technology on the audio side are the new surround formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS: X that utilize height channels, that is speakers that project sound above the listener.
Have you ever wondered how speakers work? It main seem complicated on the surface, but actually speakers utilize a couple of fairly simple concepts to achieve sound reproduction.
Placing speakers can be a difficult task, not only do you need to balance visual aesthetics with optimal sound performance, but there are different guidelines for placing each speaker in a surround sound set up.
Positioning the surround speakers is crucial in order to enjoy the immersive sound that home theater is known for. But, deciding which configuration and what type of speaker to use can be daunting.
I know that Neural is a bit of an oddball format that many receivers don't feature, but should you happen to have it, I can highly recommend that you use it for the most immersive surround experience when you are converting a stereo source to surround.
The bottom line is if you have the two extra channels available in your receiver or amp and you have speakers that support bi-amping, then I would recommend hooking them up in this configuration. It certainly won't hurt anything and I think you will hear at the very least a modest improvement in your speakers' sound.
Placement of an architectural speaker is critical for optimal stereo imaging. Given that they will be installed, if any changes need to be made you'll need to bust into your walls, and that's no fun.
Simon Cohen for The Digital Circuit: Here then, is a look at the top choices for whole-home wireless audio…
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